The word itself is a beautiful thing. It comes from Latin — amo, amas, amat —...– Jack Hitt on amateurs
The Anatomy of a Succesful Kickstarter
Our Kickstarter continues to kill it. We continue to be off-the-wall grateful for your support. And our index fingers continue to throb from clicking ‘refresh’ all day. The admin section of Kickstarter breaks down where all that money came from. (Surprise twist: it wasn’t just our grandmothers who donated, even though we painstakingly explained to them what crowdfunding is.) If...
lubrikant asked: Hey, loving your project! How US themed do you think TOMORROW is going to be?
syntaxsynapse-deactivated201302 asked: Wait, you're GOOD's ex-staff? Jesus, I knew there was a reason I loved this project! Good for you - no pun intended.
“I’m really excited to see ‘Tomorrow’ as a snapshot of what the future of journalism could look like, at a moment in time where its greatest institutions are in decay” - Amanda Hess, quoted by The Washington Post’s Style Blog “I think there’s always going to be a market for stories.” - Ann Friedman, quoted by Tumblr’s Storyboard “I think this means, at least...
WHEN WE KEEP REFRESHING OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE
Seriously, you guys are awesome.
You are all amazing.
Wow. You all funded Tomorrow magazine within five hours, and the numbers keep climbing. We’re touched and thrilled—thank you SO MUCH! This is the people’s mag for real. But we’re not stopping now. We’ll be riding out the next 29 days to get all the funds we can. So keep on tweeting, Facebooking, Tumbling, emailing our Kickstarter page to your people. Every dollar over...
HOW TO JOIN TOMORROW
Welcome to Tomorrow! For the past few weeks, we’ve been hard at work planning the magazine—shooting a video, budgeting it out, shaping the editorial direction. And now we’ve finally got more details on how you can help us make this single issue of our dream magazine. It’s gonna be a four-color, 100-page oversized magazine filled with stories about the future—the immediate future....
Three hours ago, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to create one issue of our dream magazine. You’ve already pledged more than $12,000 to help us do it. We are moved, humbled, and honestly, relieved to dive back into writing, editing, and designing again—stepping in front of the camera for our Kickstarter vid was harder than we thought! Big ups to director Will Lamborn and musician Noah...
Tomorrow's Kickstarter is live! →
It took three weeks, a small forest’s worth of paperwork, hours on the phone with customer service agents, a crash course in starting a small business, and a road trip to the Los Angeles County clerk’s office (which is not, in fact, in Los Angeles). But we made it: Our Kickstarter page went live just moments ago. If you have the inclination and resources, we’d love your...
So is Tomorrow a way for the edit team to strike back at Good? “I think some people are anticipating Tomorrow to be a revenge publication in which we’re all going to express our grievances,” Jefferson said. “I want it to be explicitly clear that that’s not what this project is about. Our goal with Tomorrow is to focus on creating something new, inventive and beautiful out of a bad situation.” ...
How to Contact Us
More info about the Tomorrow Kickstarter will be coming to this space soon. In the meantime, if you’d like to possibly help make Tomorrow, you can contact us here: tomorrowthemagATgmailDOTcom. Whether you reach out or not, thanks so much for all the support thus far.
GOOD’s editorial team, minus our far-flung editor Nona Willis Aronowitz and our education editor Liz Dwyer, moments after finding out many of us would be fired in the morning “What is best in life?” This is our colleague Cord Jefferson’s refrain. This brilliant little rhetorical question has a way of stopping everyone in the moment—usually a drunken moment, always a really great moment—to...